If you've been in the library lately it is no secret to you that I *heart* The Golden Compass and the rest of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials Trilogy.
I also really liked the movie - unlike a lot of other librarians, it seems. I thought they got the characters right and the whole look and feel right - which seems the hardest thing. A few *ahem* plot points aren't quite . . . right . . . but I still liked it a lot.
The Golden Compass website offers a 20 question daemon quiz! This certainly was the question most on my mind and most everyone else's mind, too, in the immediate aftermath of reading Golden Compass - so, what would your daemon be?